Occupational Employment Statistics

Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2004

51-6061 Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

Operate or tend machines to bleach, shrink, wash, dye, or finish textiles or synthetic or glass fibers.

National estimates for this occupation
Industry profile for this occupation
State profile for this occupation
Metropolitan area profile for this occupation

National estimates for this occupation: Top

Employment estimate and mean wage estimates for this occupation:

Employment (1) Employment
RSE (3)
Mean hourly
wage
Mean annual
wage (2)
Wage RSE (3)
21,480 4.0 % $10.96 $22,790 1.0 %

Percentile wage estimates for this occupation:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
(Median)
75% 90%
Hourly Wage $7.57 $8.94 $10.56 $12.74 $14.58
Annual Wage (2) $15,750 $18,590 $21,960 $26,500 $30,320

Industry profile for this occupation: Top

Industries with the highest levels of employment in this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Textile and fabric finishing mills 8,320 $11.05 $22,990
Fabric mills 4,890 $11.07 $23,020
Apparel knitting mills 1,860 $9.45 $19,650
Textile furnishings mills 1,840 $11.32 $23,550
Employment services 1,080 $8.40 $17,470

Top paying industries for this occupation:

Industry Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage
Management of companies and enterprises 40 $13.89 $28,900
Leather and hide tanning and finishing 260 $13.28 $27,630
Fiber, yarn, and thread mills 760 $11.68 $24,290
Cut and sew apparel manufacturing 1,010 $11.45 $23,820
Other textile product mills 280 $11.43 $23,770

State profile for this occupation: Top

States with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
South Carolina 3,020 $11.84 $24,620 0.170%
North Carolina 4,620 $10.86 $22,590 0.124%
Georgia 3,150 $10.73 $22,320 0.083%
Virginia 1,140 $11.01 $22,900 0.033%
Alabama 500 $10.08 $20,960 0.027%

Top paying States for this occupation:

State Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of State employment
Wisconsin 240 $13.78 $28,660 0.009%
Missouri 130 $13.42 $27,920 0.005%
New Hampshire 50 $12.55 $26,100 0.008%
Massachusetts 530 $12.47 $25,940 0.017%
Texas 770 $12.43 $25,860 0.008%

Metropolitan area profile for this occupation: Top

Metropolitan areas with the highest concentration of workers in this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
Hickory-Morganton-Lenoir, NC MSA 850 $10.94 $22,750 0.528%
Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC MSA 980 $12.92 $26,880 0.211%
Greensboro—Winston-Salem—High Point, NC MS 1,110 $11.13 $23,150 0.176%
El Paso, TX MSA 410 $14.22 $29,580 0.161%
New London-Norwich, CT-RI MSA 220 $11.72 $24,380 0.152%

Top paying Metropolitan areas for this occupation:

MSA Employment Hourly mean wage Annual mean wage Percent of MSA employment
El Paso, TX MSA 410 $14.22 $29,580 0.161%
Boston, MA-NH PMSA 120 $13.50 $28,080 0.006%
Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson, SC MSA 980 $12.92 $26,880 0.211%
Bergen-Passaic, NJ PMSA 210 $12.88 $26,800 0.033%
Atlanta, GA MSA 400 $12.87 $26,760 0.018%

About May 2004 National, State, and Metropolitan Area Occupational Employment and Wage Estimates

These estimates are calculated with data collected from employers in all industry sectors in metropolitan and non-metropolitan areas in every State and the District of Columbia. The top five employment and wage figures are provided above. The complete list is available in the downloadable Excel files(XLS).

Percentile wage estimates show the percentage of workers in an occupation that earn less than a given wage and the percentage that earn more. The median wage is the 50th percentile wage estimate—50 percent of workers earn less than the median and 50 percent of workers earn more than the median. More about percentile wages.


(1) Estimates for detailed occupations do not sum to the totals because the totals include occupations not shown separately. Estimates do not include self-employed workers.

(2) Annual wages have been calculated by multiplying the hourly mean wage by a "year-round, full-time" hours figure of 2,080 hours; for those occupations where there is not an hourly mean wage published, the annual wage has been directly calculated from the reported survey data.

(3) The relative standard error (RSE) is a measure of the reliability of a survey statistic. The smaller the relative standard error, the more precise the estimate.

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Last Modified Date: June 02, 2005

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